In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1reprimenda femininerapapolvo masculine Spain informalreto masculine Southern Cone informal
- He then gave his teammate a severe dressing-down.
- Reports suggest he has had occasion to shed the gentlemanly demeanour and give miscreants a good dressing-down.
- He endured regular dressing-downs in front of embarrassed team-mates.
- Lining up for his annual dressing-down at the hands of disgruntled shareholders, he assured the faithful last week that ‘several investment possibilities’ had been investigated, but none had been deemed appropriate.
- I was forced to endure this schoolmaster's dressing-down despite being innocent of any of the alleged conduct.
- Young medical staff who bare their midriffs got a dressing-down yesterday.
- Already, however, she is conspicuous enough for a good old-fashioned British dressing-down.
- I fully understand that most of you read this from work, and that an extra five minutes of reading time may make the difference between continued employment and a stern dressing-down from the chief.
- He got us together at the hotel and gave us a right dressing-down.
- He was right to give him a dressing-down.
- Once they'd been on the wrong end of a dressing-down in front of the other players they didn't ever want it to happen again.
- Had it been reversed, I would have been dragged into his office and given a dressing-down; I cannot do that.
- He is the minister who was subjected to a public dressing-down not long ago regarding the conduct of economic policy.
- While one player may be invigorated by a brisk dressing-down, another may be demoralised and unwilling to give his best for a boss who doesn't seem to appreciate his talents.
- Angela delivers a dressing-down that is fierce but remarkably subtle.
- Did I deserve this dressing-down, or is someone indulging in an egotistical rant?
- But it didn't matter, he was still rude, and still going to get a dressing-down.
- However, Landry was laid-back about the public dressing-down.
- Yesterday, I asked my man-servant to bring forth the telephone-device, so that I could give my idiot spendthrift son a stern dressing-down.
- But a dressing-down from him was something that would be etched in anyone's memory, still fresh after 40 years.
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